Tom Fitton: Obama State Department Was "All Hands On Deck" For Targeting Trump With Steele Dossier


Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told FNC's "Hannity" Tuesday night about new emails exposing Christopher Steele's State Department contacts.

TOM FITTON, JUDICIAL WATCH PRESIDENT: More documents out of the Obama State Department showing that Christopher Steele, Glen Simpson had special access to a person called Jonathan Winer who was the Libya guy in the Kerry State Department. And Winer was working Victoria Nuland and a top aide for Steny Hoyer, the incoming majority leader at the time, well, yhes, soon to be majority at the time, after the election, all about Russia and obviously targeting Trump.

It's just incredible to see. We worry about the Justice Department and Bruce Ohr and Peter Strzok. Well, the State Department was all hands on deck in terms of targeting President Trump. They were meeting with Glen Simpson, Christopher Steele, Clinton aides, Sidney Blumenthal and other Clinton associate Cody Shearer.

There was more than one dossier obviously going to the FBI and the Justice Department. Not from only Christopher Steele but created by the State Department itself, targeting Trump and the documents show that Jonathan Winer was in contact with Glen Simpson in September of 2016 who then immediately contacted Winer did, Victoria Nuland, a top aide at the State Department. And then after the election, they're working hand in glove with Steny Hoyer's guy on these Russia issues and obviously conveying information that they were gaining from Christopher Steele, who was extremely close to Jonathan Winer.

He was -- Jonathan Winer was Christopher Steele's contact at the State Department going back a number of years.

HANNITY: Let me ask you, because I got a couple of these. You know, when Winer is writing to Ginsberg, to Christopher Steele, Chris Steele was a friend of mine, very high end business intelligence service based in London. He formally worked for U.K. government.

I spoke to Chris. It's complicated. At another point, another e-mail, about Steele, to Steele and his partner, request for contacts, specific contacts on behalf of the U.S., World Bank, International Monetary Fund. Chris and Chris advices you brief the country team, it would be best if not come in from or through any U.S. official but straight on request in light of the impact on Mongolia and need to know.

I mean, as you have now had more time with these than me, what do you interpret these things to say?

FITTON: The Steele's relationship with the State Department goes back a number of years. He was well-positioned to launder the Russia dossier information through this person, Jonathan Winer.

Winer admitted that he moved some of the information over to the Justice Department. So Steele has this relationship with the State Department that is longstanding, at least the Obama State Department. Then comes election time. His contact is his vehicle to launder the information into the Justice Department and the FBI, and into working with directly through Victoria Nuland, it looks like, another stop State Department official and Winer, who has no business of doing any of this, as the Libya coordinator at the State Department, on the Russia issues with Steny Hoyer's top guy.

You know, the question I have here, when you take a step back is, because we see in other documents where the State Department was pushing Russia- related materials to friendly's in Congress, classified information just before the president's inauguration. I want to know what Democrats in Congress knew what and when about the dossier. It's pretty clear that they were in on in as much as Comey, Strzok Page, and the Clinton and DNC gang.

HANNITY: Let me ask you one more question. You say these documents show Fusion GPS and Clinton bought and paid for spy Christopher Steele had a close relationship with the Obama State Department and the State Department under John Kerry is emerging as another center in all of this as relates to going against President Trump and Winer writing an op-ed claiming that Christopher Steele and Clinton confidant Sid "Vicious" Blumenthal approached him with separate dossiers, what do you -- you know, let's tie this together, if you can.

FITTON: There was more than one dossier. You have the Steele dossier and it looks like you have a dossier created by Jonathan Winer at the State Department, using as a source Steele and Sidney Blumenthal, a Clinton aide or pal and Cody Shearer, who goes back for a long time with the Clinton group.


FITTON: This is just incredible in the sense that everyone has been thinking that it's the Justice Department and the FBI, that's where all the bad activity was taking place. Secretary Pompeo needs to be working with A.G. Barr as closely as any other agency had in terms of decoding the deep state conspiracy against then-candidate Trump and then President Trump.

And they were -- they were desperate to get this information out to their friendly Democrats on the Hill just before Trump was inaugurated. And it wasn't to help President Trump. It was to try to destroy him and undermine him.

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